State Politics

Tennessee voters on Tuesday opened the door for the biggest changes to the state's abortion rules in more than a decade.

Republican incumbents in Tennessee's 3rd and 4th congressional districts easily beat back Democratic challengers Tuesday.

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will serve a second term after overcoming a challenge from Democrat Jason Carter, a state senator from Atlanta and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

After 14 days of early voting, poll workers in Hamilton County and across the state worked Monday to set up 75 county polling locations for the 2014 General Election.

The four proposed constitutional amendments on today's ballot have drawn opponents and supporters alike across the state, but only one -- Amendment 1 -- has earned widespread attention from religious groups.

Michelle Nunn's new TV spot is like most political ads.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was all smiles as he came bounding off the campaign bus Friday, surrounded by a bevy of GOP stars getting ready to rumble with Democrats over a very tight race on Tuesday's ballot.

NASHVILLE — Proponents of wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores spent $1.16 million in October to persuade voters in 78 towns and cities to vote yes in Tuesday's election.

NASHVILLE — Opponents of the proposed Tennessee constitutional amendment on abortion have outspent supporters this month by more than 3-to-1, according to new financial disclosures.

Despite a slow start, early voting in Hamilton County picked up by the end.

NASHVILLE — With a week to go until Election Day, Democrat Lenda Sherrell on Tuesday released a new television ad that seeks to counter Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ efforts to link her to President Barack Obama and also challenges the congressman to “come clean” about his voting record.

NASHVILLE — The most hard-fought of four constitutional amendments on the Tennessee ballot Tuesday pits two red state values against each other: disapproval of abortion and dislike of big government. And a new poll released Wednesday found the outcome is too close to call.

The seven-story limestone building towers over most of its neighbors on McCallie Avenue in downtown Chattanooga.

Applications for Tennessee Promise are piling in faster and higher than expected, and Gov. Bill Haslam is calling for mentors to cover all the prospective students.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that although state officials continue to monitor the situation, his administration has no immediate plans to go beyond federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines with regard to quarantines for possible Ebola cases.

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